Grants:Project/GastelEtzwane and Mouha.ibs/Offline Wikipedia in Senegal Schools/Midpoint

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Draft report
This is a draft of a Project Grant midpoint report for a grant funded for fiscal year 2018-19. Please do not respond or comment on it until its status has changed from draft to under review. To read the approved grant submission, please visit Grants:Project/GastelEtzwane and Mouha.ibs/Offline Wikipedia in Senegal Schools

For grantees: When this report is complete and ready to review, please contact projectgrants(_AT_) with the subject line Ready to review.

Welcome to this project's midpoint report! This report shares progress and learning from the grantee's first 3 months.


In a few short sentences or bullet points, give the main highlights of what happened with your project so far.

Methods and activities[edit]

How have you setup your project, and what work has been completed so far?

The aim of the first phase of this project was to train young Kiwix ambassadors and to accompany them during their first visits to schools. During these visits, they showed teachers how to use offline Wikipedia, the Kiwix program and the Kiwix Wi-Fi hot-spot which broadcasts previously downloaded content stored on a SD memory card. The content shared with the schools during this training session was the French Wikipedia, local language Wikipedias, WikiMed files and some instructional videos.

My conviction is that working with Wikipedia, either as a user or as an editor, is like riding a bicycle. You can read all the books you want and study as much as you want, but in the end you will only really start to learn how to ride once you have gone out and tried it. I feel the same way about training seminars: we introduce Wikipedia, give a few pointers then we are there to help the trainees navigate Wikipedia, preferably using the devices and computers they are familiar with.

Midpoint outcomes[edit]

What are the results of your project or any experiments you’ve worked on so far?

Please discuss anything you have created or changed (organized, built, grown, etc) as a result of your project to date.


Please take some time to update the table in your project finances page. Check that you’ve listed all approved and actual expenditures as instructed. If there are differences between the planned and actual use of funds, please use the column provided there to explain them.

Then, answer the following question here: Have you spent your funds according to plan so far? Please briefly describe any major changes to budget or expenditures that you anticipate for the second half of your project.


The best thing about trying something new is that you learn from it. We want to follow in your footsteps and learn along with you, and we want to know that you are taking enough risks to learn something really interesting! Please use the below sections to describe what is working and what you plan to change for the second half of your project.

What are the challenges[edit]

What challenges or obstacles have you encountered? What will you do differently going forward? Please list these as short bullet points.

What is working well[edit]

What have you found works best so far? To help spread successful strategies so that they can be of use to others in the movement, rather than writing lots of text here, we'd like you to share your finding in the form of a link to a learning pattern.

  • Your learning pattern link goes here

Next steps and opportunities[edit]

What are the next steps and opportunities you’ll be focusing on for the second half of your project? Please list these as short bullet points.

Grantee reflection[edit]

We’d love to hear any thoughts you have on how the experience of being an grantee has been so far. What is one thing that surprised you, or that you particularly enjoyed from the past 3 months?